Full time Faculty
Antonia Kolokythas, D.D.S., M.Sc, FACS
Chair & Program Director, EIOH Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Kolokythas joins EIOH from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry, where she has worked since 2009, most recently as an associate professor, program director, and director of research in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
After earning her dental degree at the University of Thessaloniki in her native Greece, she earned a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by two Fellowships in Maxillofacial Oncology at the University of Maryland at Baltimore and the University of California at San Francisco. Additionally, she earned her U.S. dental degree and a master of science in Oral Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented around the world, primarily in the various aspects of oral cancer. She is active in regional and national professional organizations, and serves as editor for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America; and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Research and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases.
Dr. Kolokythas earned the 2014 Faculty Research Award and the DuBrul Faculty Achievement Award at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry, and was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry in Dental Products Report. She also earned the Faculty Education Development Award (FEDA) from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation.
Dr. John Vorrasi, D.D.S.
Associate Program Director
Dr. Vorrasi joins Eastman Institute for Oral Health as a native Rochesterian growing up in Brighton. His undergrad education was completed at Tufts University where he was Cum Laude in Chemical Engineering and dental school at SUNY Buffalo in 2008 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Vorrasi traveled to University of Maryland Medical Center to complete his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2013 focusing on orthognathic surgery or corrective jaw surgery for facial deformities and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery.
Dr. Vorrasi has been on staff at Christiana Care Health System, in Delaware, as Program Director for the OMS residency program as well as associate director of research and simulation training. His interests include orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery and reconstruction, dental implants, dentoalveolar surgery, facial reconstruction, and trauma. He has numerous publications including Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, OMS Knowledge Update- Orthognathic Surgery, and 2015 edition of Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is co-recipient of Geistlich Osteoscience Research grant for tissue engineering in collaboration with the University of Delaware and 2014 recipient of Christiana Care’s “Rising Star” faculty award. John has traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras with the “New Faces for Honduras” mission trip performing full scope maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Vorrasi is a diplomate of the American Board of OMS, fellow of the American Association of OMS, member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) dental honor society, and recently inducted into the American Society of TMJ Surgeons.
Lee D. Pollan, DMD, MS
Lee D Pollan, D.M.D., M.S. is a 1971 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He is a graduate of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at Georgetown University Medical Center and earned a Masters of Science degree from Georgetown University in 1974.
He currently practices the contemporary scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Rochester New York. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Strong Memorial Hospital, and the Eastman Institute for Oral Health. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Pollan has served as the Residency Program Director at the University of Rochester, and he currently serves as the Interim Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr Pollan has lectured on local, state, national, and international programs. His areas of interest include anesthesia issues, TMD management, orthognathic surgery, chronic obstructive sleep apnea and dento-alveolar surgery.
Dr. Pollan has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). He was elected President of the AAOMS in 2007-2008. He currently serves as the Treasurer of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. Dr. Pollan also has been appointed to the Examination Committee of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Pooja Gangwani, D.D.S, M.P.H.
Dr. Pooja Gangwani is an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry/Eastman Institute for Oral Health. Dr. Gangwani earned her Dental Degree from New York University College of Dentistry where she was inducted in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) dental honor society. She completed an Internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She received her Advanced Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Joseph's University Medical Center.
She performs wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafting procedures, dental implant reconstruction, corrective jaw surgery and reconstructive surgery after facial trauma. Dr. Gangwani spends a great deal of time educating her patients and providing treatment options, thus helping them make informed decisions about their own health. She is passionate about delivering personalized patient care before, during and after surgery.
Dr. Gangwani also holds a Master's Degree in Public Health Epidemiology from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She has a particular interest in clinical research and has served as an author of book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. She enjoys educating residents and finds it extremely rewarding.
Part time/Adjunct Faculty
- David Anderson, D.D.S., M.D.
- Jolly Caplash, D.M.D.
- Richard Edwards, D.D.S.
- Joseph Fantuzzo, D.D.S., M.D.
- Mithra Gonzalez, M.D.
- Michael Krzemien, D.D.S., M.D.
- Lisa Marin, D.M.D., M.D.
- Donald Pitcher, D.D.S.
- James Roger, D.D.S.